PG to License Firms for Home Detention
Wagner, Arlo, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
Home-detention companies began applying for licenses last week under a new Prince George's County law that will regulate how closely those companies monitor criminals and accused criminals.
The county law is similar to a Maryland law that takes effect July 1 when regulations and standards are completed.
Both laws are designed to allow defendants and criminals to stay at home instead of in jail, continuing their jobs and family obligations.
But neither law will prevent violent criminals, like Brian Lamont Sowell, 27, from raping, robbing and assaulting during intervals when they are not being monitored - like when they are supposed to be at work.
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Publication information: Article title: PG to License Firms for Home Detention. Contributors: Wagner, Arlo - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: March 7, 1999. Page number: 9. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 1999 Gale Group.
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